Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

During recent weeks, several friars and a Franciscan sister have passed to eternal life.

Br. Donald Rewers, OFM, 75, a member of the Province of St. John the Baptist, died May 4.

Two friars from Assumption BVM Province died on May 3: Fr. Barnabas Gorski, OFM, 82, and Fr. Robert Konopa, OFM, 63. Fr. Robert died in Milwaukee, Wisc., and Fr. Barnabas in Casablanca, Morocco, where he had been a missionary for 23 years.

Sr. David Mary Tyrell, OSF, 87, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died May 12 in Allegany

Editor’s note: HNP Today publishes news of the deaths of Franciscan brothers, priests and sisters. Information should be emailed to the communications office